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MELIKA GHAVVAS “I am an innovative and detail-oriented, entry-level professional who is enthusiastic and confident to resolve urban planning and urban design issues. I use my knowledge and skills in establishing the process that makes successful development possible. My desire is how to make a place better by bridging the gap between planning, design, architecture, and real estate. I use my best abilities to succeed and be a partner at the overall contribution to the success and advancement of the company.”

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE University of Cincinnati Planning + Design + Construction

+ Project planning & design. Preparing planning proposals for

Planning/ Architectural Intern

preparing design alternatives, selecting products, CAD drawings,

Cincinnati, OH

graphics and diagrams. Projects: Sculpture Studio, University Ave

2017- Present

gate, Clermont College lobby and dinning, 60 West Charlton.

outdoor and interior spaces on campus. Defining project goals, evaluating concept feasibility, schematic design, preparing GIS maps (elevation, slope, land use, zoning, etc.),

+ Space planning. Analysis of how the space is to be used, defining the zones & circulation pattern, and furniture layouts. Projects: Wolfson ceramic lab, McMicken Hall classrooms, Title IX offices, Student testing service, etc.

EDUCATION + Master of Community Planning University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 2017 - May 2019 - Capstone Project ( in progress): Preparing a streetscape plan for W Wyoming Ave in Lockland, OH

+ Bachelor of Architectural Engineering Azad University, Tehran Central Branch Tehran, Iran 2009 - 2014



+ Software

Projects: Uptown innovation district. Wolfson lab, Student success

Adobe Photoshop


Adobe Illustrator

Designed a statue covering a stack in Bearcat Plaza. + Contributed in revising UC Climate Action Plan. + Contributed in drafting “Scooter Policy” on Campus. + Revised GIS maps for bike racks on campus. Updated campus outdoor art collection data in GIS.

Graduate Assistant

(513) 330-0724

+ Researched comparable precedent projects to inform project

+ Contributed in UC Bicentennial Projects.

University of Cincinnati

1275 Berkshire Court, Maineville, Ohio 45039

+ Graduate Assistant for Mary Beth McGrew University Architect and Senior Associate Vice President

Adobe InDesign Microsoft Office Sketch Up ArcGIS AutoCAD Lumion Familiar with Rhino & Revit + Professional & Social Skills

Cincinnati, OH

Researched in topics such as “Architectural flexibility”, “City

2017- Present

and software programs”, “Parametric planning & design”.

BNS Studio

+ Documented and produced existing condition drawings.

Prepare Maps & Graphics & Renders

+ Designed several options with diagrams & renderings.

Prepare Reports

+ Concept design

Client Interaction

+ Schematic design


Architectural Intern Tehran, Iran June - October 2015


Collect & Analyze & Interpret Data Physical Design

Communicative Easy going Team work


+ Urban Land Institute Hines Competition National Competition


+ Urban Land Institute Al. Neyer Cincinnati Competition Local Competition


+ Awarded Scholarship from University of Cincinnati School of Planning


+ Awarded Scholarship from Karma Tri-State Organization

+Watching Movies & Series


+ Awarded Scholarship from University of Cincinnati School of Planning

+Cardio Workouts


Flexible + Language English



HOBBIES +Shopping


+ Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit Conference

Permanent Resident of United States

Xavier University

( Green Card Holder )

+ Smart Regions Conference Northern Kentucky University

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